Free Press Journal
  • Use unique sounds to access your data faster

    London: If you are tired of watching that circle spinning in the centre of your computer screen while you wait for a programme to be loaded, try singing to your data, literally.

  • Major fire at Amritsar DC office; vital records ruined

    Amritsar: A major fire broke out at the first floor of the Amritsar Deputy Commissioner office here today, destroying key British era documents, police said. No casualty has been reported in the fire, they added. The fire was first noticed by the staff members of the Deputy Commissioner office, they said. It was an act of mischief as the fire started from the record room housing most important documents of British era, revenue

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    No harm in pronouncing films as ‘women-centric’: Vidya Balan

    Mumbai: Applauded for doing movies centred around the fairer sex, like “Kahaani” and “The Dirty Picture”, actress Vidya Balan feels there is no harm in pronouncing films as ‘women-centric’. “It’s been the norm, every film is male-centric… The identity of the character is missing, vague. When we see film with woman in the lead, it is a woman-centric film. I think there is no harm in pronouncing films as women-centric.

  • Leander Paes-Rafael Nadal ousted from Paris Masters

    Paris: Indian tennis ace Leander Paes’ much touted partnership with Spanish great Rafael Nadal did not deliver the expected result as they suffered a shock men’s doubles first round loss, that too in straight sets, at the Paris Masters here.

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    Flipkart names Google executive Chatterjee Sr Vice President

    Bengaluru: Homegrown e-commerce giant Flipkart today said Google’s Surojit Chatterjee will join the company as Senior Vice President and Head of Consumer Experience and Growth. In the new role, Chatterjee will be responsible for all consumer experience across desktop as well as mobile and will report to Punit Soni, Chief Product Officer, the company said in a release.

  • Hepatitis A virus likely of animal origin

    London : Like HIV and Ebola, the hepatitis A virus is of likely animal origin, finds a large-scale study looking into the evolutionary origins of the global pathogen.

  • Ex-Cong MP’s daughter-in-law, grandsons found charred to death

    Warangal (Telangana): Former Congress MP Sircilla Rajaiah’s daughter-in-law and three grandsons were found charred to death at his residence here in mysterious circumstances in the early hours today. Senior police officials said the circumstances that led to the fire incident were not immediately clear, and they were probing it from all angles, including suicide.

  • Anirban Lahiri aims higher at WGC-HSBC; Chawrasia is motivated

    Shanghai: A rising star looking for opportunities till not so long back, Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri is now aiming to translate those chances into better finishes at the highest level and all that this metamorphosis has taken is a mere 12 months.

  • Humans can feel empathy for robots in pain

    Tokyo: A team of Japanese researchers has found the first neurophysiological evidence of humans’ ability to empathise with robots in perceived pain, highlighting the difference in human empathy toward other humans and robots.

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    Easier approval norms for urban development soon: Govt

    New Delhi: The government expects to soon put in place a new “single window” clearance mechanism to provide faster approvals for urban development projects, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said today. He noted that the issue of delays in approvals for urban development projects would be addressed and the home work in this regard has been done. “By November 30, we will be bringing out a notification about easy approvals (for urban development

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    Increase two-way air connectivity between India and US: Raju

    Bengaluru: Observing that more Indian aircraft are flying into the US than theirs into India, Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju today called for increased two-way connectivity between the countries. “I’m happy that flights have increased from India to America and probably I think there are more Indian aircraft flying into America than American aircraft flying into India,” Raju said.

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    Another incident of sacrilege in Punjab

    Moga (Punjab): Incidents of sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib continue unabated in Punjab with torn pages of the holy book being found today at three different places in a village in this district, triggering tension in the area.

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    GST to become reality soon: Arun Jaitley

    New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday reiterated his stance on the Goods and Services (GST) Bill, saying that it would become a reality soon. Delivering the opening address at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Summit here on National Strategy Day, Jaitley expressed confidence that both the GST Bill and Land Acquisition Bill would be passed in the Winter Session of Parliament.

  • Gujarat government okays IOC’s proposal to acquire land for expansion

    Vadodara: The Gujarat government has approved a proposal of Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOC) Gujarat Refinery seeking acquisition of 75 acre land for its expansion projects, a top company executive said. The expansion plans are for raising its crude refining process to 18 MMT per year from the existing 13.7 MMT per year, IOC Gujarat Refinery Executive Director S K Dhar Gupta said.

  • SpiceJet to fly Chennai-Bangkok from December

    New Delhi: Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet on Wednesday announced it will operate a new direct international flight between Chennai and Bangkok from December 10. Furthermore, the budget carrier offered an all inclusive introductory promotional return fare of Rs.9,999 on Chennai-Bangkok-Chennai route for a limited period. The new flight service will operate six days a week.

  • Maldives declares state of emergency

    Colombo: Maldives President Abdulla Yameen on Wednesday declared a state of emergency in the Indian Ocean atoll nation. “(The) Maldives declares state of emergency for a period of 30 days starting 12 p.m. (0700 GMT) on Wednesday,” presidential spokesman Muaz Ali tweeted, reports Xinhua news agency.

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    Sebi invites bids from BPOs to set-up helpline agency

    New Delhi: Markets regulator Sebi has invited bids from BPOs and call centres to set-up helpline service, where agents will attend investor calls on issues related to IPOs and commodity derivatives. While the helpline has been proposed to be set up with 30 agents initially, it can be extended up to 50 seats. The agency will run its nationwide toll-free investor helpline between 9 am and 6 pm every day, except declared public

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    Hafiz Saeed invites SRK to live in Pakistan

    New Delhi: Jamat-ud-Dawa (JUD) chief Hafiz Saeed has invited Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan to live in Pakistan alleging that Muslims in India are facing discrimination. “Any such Muslim, even Shahrukh who is facing difficulty and discrimination in India because of Islam are invited to stay in Pakistan,” Saeed posted on Twitter.

  • Chhota Rajan likely to be lodged in Mumbai Central prison

    Mumbai: Ahead of underworld don Chhota Rajan’s deportation from Bali, the Maharashtra government has issued an order directing jail authorities to hand over a high security block in Mumbai Central Prison to police authorities. Besides, the state police have requested the government to deploy paramilitary forces around the jail premises for Rajan’s security.